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Valerie S.

Boulder, CO

$40/hour

Valerie S., Writing, English and Reading Tutor

In-person lessons

$40/Hour


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Knox
English Writing
The University of Michigan
Master's

Education

Knox (English Writing)

The University of Michigan (Master's)

About Valerie

I am a certified English teacher and have an MFA in Poetry and Near Eastern Studies. Tutoring gives me the opportunity to work with individuals on their unique goals in a supportive and friendly fashion. I enjoy helping students simplify their writing styles, acquire focus, and get excited about authors and books. I want students not only to improve their writing, but become more curious in general, rather than bored by academic routines.

I have worked closely with high school students on writing and developing ideas in Boulder Valley classrooms, privately tutored graduate students in ESL, and taught Creative Writing at the University of Michigan. I take satisfaction in helping students to discover that they know more than they think they know.

I am a humanistic teacher. I take seriously the idea that reading, writing and critical thinking develop the self. I seek to engage students in conversation and the exchange of ideas. I can supportively critique student writing and rewriting. I can help with class presentations, English- related tests and organization. I give students timed writings and seek their feedback.

I would welcome email to set up a lesson and goals (subject line, TUTORING). I tutor at the Boulder Public Library or my home in Boulder. I appreciate one day's notice of cancellation.
I am a certified English teacher and have an MFA in Poetry and Near Eastern Studies. Tutoring gives me the opportunity to work with individuals on their unique goals in a supportive and friendly fashion. I enjoy helping students simplify their writing styles, acquire focus, and get excited about authors and books. I want students not only to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Boulder, CO 80302
In-person lessons
English:
Bible Studies, Literature, Proofreading, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Writing

I obtained an MFA in Poetry and Near Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan. I am also a certified teacher of Secondary English and have worked extensively with high school and college students on expository and creative writing.

Knox
English Writing
The University of Michigan
Master's

Education

Knox (English Writing)

The University of Michigan (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Valerie will travel within 10 miles of Boulder, CO 80302.